As we begin Easter Season, we have read a summary of the life of the early Church in the Acts of the Apostles. It tells us how the early Christians lived after Jesus returned to the Father:
“They devoted themselves to the teaching of the apostles and to the communal life, to the breaking of the bread and to the prayers. Awe came upon everyone, and many wonders and signs were done through the apostles. All who believed were together and had all things in common; they would sell their property and possessions and divide them among all according to each one’s need. Every day they devoted themselves to meeting together in the temple area and to breaking bread in their homes. They ate their meals with exultation and sincerity of heart, praising God and enjoying favor with all the people. And every day the Lord added to their number those who were being saved.”
Acts 2: 42—45
In our own day, we are challenged to live and care for one another as the Lord’s missionary disciples, and as brothers and sisters. We all realize the challenges of everyday life and the importance of having the Lord’s blessing in everything that we do.
This week we begin public presentation of the Generations of Faith Campaign by representatives of our own Parish community. This is a special fund-raising campaign of our Diocese which occurs every ten years. This extraordinary endeavor is designed to ensure the long term ability of the Church in Brooklyn and Queens to support our immediate priorities, launch new programs and address local needs in one coordinated effort within each parish.
Generations of Faith Campaign
Our parish target for this historic initiative is $525,000.Fifty percent (50%) of the total funds we raise, less our Annual Catholic Appeal obligation for 2016, will remain with us for our own parish needs. If we surpass our target,we will then retain seventy-five percent (75%) of all funds raised above our goal. For every dollar over 125% of our goal, the parish will receive 100% of funds. The Annual Catholic Appeal for 2016 is already included in the parish target which amounts to $51,093. Please listen to our Parish representatives and help us meet these goals by praying for us and sharing your material well-being with us.